Vernalis by Woolly Wormhead


June 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
158 - 316 yards (144 - 289 m)
19, 21, 23 in/48.25, 53.25, 58.5 cm
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A wonderfully soft beret decorated with small strings of pretty beads travelling towards the crown. Knit in the round from the brim up, this gentle pattern is relaxing to knit. Vernalis is Latin for “of spring” and describes its gentle patterning perfectly.

Vernalis is the perfect Hat for that special skein of yarn - possum or angora blends with a lovely halo lend themselves well to this design.

Pattern is provided in both written and charted format, and is knit in the round, bottom up.

158 (212, 273) yd/144 (193, 249) m
43yd/39m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Fingering or 4ply weight, plied yarn

Needles & Notions
Set 3mm/UK11/US2½ DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle
Cable needle

Sample details
Shown in Jamie Possum Possum Plus 4ply (218yd/199m per 50g; 80% Merino, 20% Possum)
Shown in size 21in/53.25cm on model with 21.25in/54cm circumference head

Alternative yarn
La Vie Dell’Angora Angora 70 (109yd/100m per 20g; 70% Angora, 20% Nylon, 10% Wool)

28 sts x 40 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over St.St.
27 sts x 40 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over Brim Rib pattern, lightly stretched

To fit size: 19 (21, 23) in/48.25 (53.25, 58.5) cm
Finished size: 15.75 (18, 20.25) in/40 (45.75, 51.5) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, cables

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorial for Cabling Without a Needle

Do you need help with this pattern? We have a specific discussion thread in the Wormhead’s Hats group where you can ask any questions.

Published June 2010
PDF file size: 3.6MB
Product code: WW113KVernalis
Technical editor: Tana Pageler